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Robert Mejia

EDUCATION:        
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Major: Communications; Minor: Gender & Women's Studies
  • M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Major: Communication Studies
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach; Double Major: Communication Studies & English

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

  • Media Studies (Game Studies, Media Ecology, Media History, New Media, Philosophy of Technology)
  • Cultural Studies (American & British Cultural Studies, Political Economy)
  • Critical Historiography (Genocide, Holocaust, Memory Studies)
  • Gender & Women's Studies (Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Feminism, Queer Theory)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mejia, R. (2012). 'Walking in the City' in an age of Mobile Technologies. In R.A. Lind (Ed.), Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers
  • (third ed.) (pp.113-118). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
      McCarthy, C., Greenhalgh-Spender, H., & Mejia, R. (2011). Introduction: Mapping the New Terrain. In C. McCarthy, H. Greenhalgh-Spencer & R. Mejia (Eds.),
New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age
    (pp. 1-19). New York: Peter Lang.
      Mejia, R. (2011). Theory through Practice: A History of Cultural Studies. In C. McCarthy, H. Greenhalgh-Spencer & R. Mejia (eds.),
New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age
    (pp. 23-50). New York: Peter Lang.

IN PROGRESS:

      Mejia, R. (In Press). Posthuman, Postrights?
Explorations in Media Ecology.
      Dunbar, N. & Mejia, R. (In Press). A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples.
Personal Relationships
    .
      Mejia R. & Komaki, R. (In Progress). The Historical Conception of Biohazard in
Biohazard.
      In M. Kapell & A. Elliot (Eds.),
Simulating History.
    New York: Continuum.
      Bulut, E., Mejia, R., & McCarthy, C. (In Progress). Governance through Philitainment: Playing the Benevolent Subject.
Submitted to Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.
      Mejia, R. (In Progress). Subjects of Exception and Exemption: The Technological Substructures of Flexible Identity. In McCarthy (Ed.),
Mobilized Identities, Mobilized Subjects: Knowledge and Cultural Transformations in the New Millennium.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

    Mejia, Robert, Kristie Bryum, John McArthur, Lawrence Mullen, Nancy Van Leuven. "COMMunities of Tomorrow: At the Intersection of Physical and Digital Spaces." Panel accepted for the 2012 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Jumi Silva, Randy Nichols, & Benjamin Aslinger. "Beyond the Player, Beyond the Game: Broadening the Question of Video Game Meaning." Panel held at the 2012 biannual meeting of the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Convention, Paris. (July 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Hilary Franklin, Helen Ho, & Dristin Terpstra. "Speaking For, Speaking Against: Everyday Representations of the Far East in the Twenty-First Century." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Mejia, Robert, Kimberly Singletary, James Hay, Robeson Frazier, Joy Jiao, & Hui Li. "Authentically Speaking: Making Claims to Authentic Voices in Transnational Contexts." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. "A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples." Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)

PUBLIC FORUMS:

AWARDS:

    "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students" at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008-2011).

GRANTS:

      Focal Point Grant ($15,000) for the
Transnational Communications Research: Cultural Flows and Communication Technologies
    reading group and speaker series (2011-2012).
    Graduate College Fellowships for Underrepresented Students ($17,000) (2007-2008, 2010-2011).

Last Updated 7/19/12

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